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Music Contest #8 - Results

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Naze, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. Naze

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    Hive Sountrack
    Create a glorious piece to be featured as official soundtrack of the videos uploaded to The Hive Workshop's YouTube Channel, with no musical genre restrictions.


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    • First Place: 40 reputation points and your entry on the award icon
    • Second Place: 25 reputation points and an award icon
    • Third Place: 15 reputation points and an award icon
    • Participants: 5 reputation points

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    • 75 % of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25 % of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.

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    Formula: (PollVotes/TotalVotes)*25 + (JudgeScore/MaxScore)*75



    deepstrasz' judging
    Theme I won't say this doesn't fit the quite vague theme the contest asks for but the song definitely works on something showing action related scenes. It might have limited use, maybe towards a sci-fi/contemporary oriented branch. 12/15
    Creativity/Originality It's based on three chords on repeat. The instrumentation is well chosen: from pianos to an electric guitar-ish synth, percussion and bass. 7/10
    Production Master-wse, it's soft. The bass doesn't sound like what it should be and, along with the percussion they don't have low frequencies, hence there's no vibration. There isn't a big discrepancy between volumes. Solos compensate for this to some extent. 7/10
    Composition Sound waves wary, although maintaining the same vibe throughout. 13/15
    Total 39

    Theme It's on a hybrid side: fantasy, maybe western steampunk, anyways, closer to the site's Warcraft theme. However, it won't quite fit showcasing terrain artwork but would be more for spell, map, maybe model presentations. 14/15
    Creativity/Originality There are plenty of sounds therein (you could almost say there's an orchestra). Originality is a difficult term here. It has that trailer cliche feel at times. Compensation comes from hybridisation of music genres. I'd say the bells are somewhat excessively used (the cymbals more so) but I guess they're meant to be part of the percussion. 8/10
    Production Sounds are in harmony overall. The bass and percussion isn't too bold but it's really there, you feel it through at least two senses. 10/10
    Composition The song's structure does not particularly bore, however doesn't truly impress. The repetitiveness lies in the emphasis on the chorus and the third step (cymbals, bells) that almost makes you reminisce a metronome beat count instead of letting yourself be taken by the song's flow. 13/15
    Total 45

    Theme It does have a Ennio Morricone vibe mostly grateful to the whistle. I can see it fit most sections of our Resources for showcasing. 14/15
    Creativity/Originality For one, the whistling, then the march percussion along with strings, trumpets and piano. The "bass" is also interesting made from a substitute instrument from what I can hear. 10/10
    Production The whistle is the loudest instrument and because of its high pitch it tends to annoy. Other than that volumes and frequencies blend in quite well. 9/10
    Composition It's pretty straightforward, has some sudden breaks/changes and ends with volume reduction which leaves room for a longer and foreseeable (credits) video ending. 13/15
    Total 46

    Theme I can hear some Glenn Stafford influence (Warcraft III soundtrack reference). As most if not all songs in the contest, it has action/war incorporated which leaves for instance landscape/envinromental terrain work out of the picture. 14/15
    Creativity/Originality Instrumentation is diverse and not used excessively from start to end except for the bass. Percussion is really present in parts of emphasis. Basically, the song has many parts where instruments play their role. However, there are moments of "I've heard this before" either in style or instrumentation. 9/10
    Production Volumes shift when needed as the song transmits its message. There are some background strings which aren't heard all the time without headphones. There's a part right to the end which sounds like background noise and it suddenly stops leaving only the piano on the roll. 9/10
    Composition As usual, your songs are known for their unusual structure. This randomness comes with some sense but in the end the composition is made of two main parts of which the last one (with the bass) occupies most of the song. 14/15
    Total 46

    Theme I'm not sure this one fits with a Hiveworkshop theme. 2/15
    Creativity/Originality There's just one instrument over a noisy background. 2/10
    Production The sound isn't clear but a bit fuzzy. The guitar at times isn't properly tuned, plus some screechy notes. 2/10
    Composition This musical piece is plainly random. Parts aren't, let's say, logically connected and some of them give the impression as if the guitar/instrument is being played to be tuned rather than for composing. 2/15
    Total 8

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  2. Svetli

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    What the..... So fast...
     
  3. PrinceYaser

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    Yeah, I knew @GhostOfPast would be the winner... So, I voted for him.

    Congratz to everyone! :]
     
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    Grats to the winners. Probably my last time participating in the forum as a whole. It was fun while it lasted!
     
  5. GhostOfPast

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    Wtf i'm doing with spaghetti ? I never intended to make a western like :ogre_rage:
    And i never picked any western styles, and i just learned who is Ennio Morricone by the @deepstrasz judgement.

    I added the whistling (recorded and sampled myself :> ) do add an light hearted and adventurous vibe, like a journeyman in the middle of fantasy highlands.


    For the instruments, i only have the basic synths in Fl Studio 11, so it was like super hard to make any realistic or good sounds.

    If i had the other one's synth i could easily overcome these kind of problems.:vw_sad:


    As i say very often "in life, we got what we can, not what we want". It make again much sense to me.

    Eheheh, anyway, grats' to... me ? :goblin_wtf:

    GG to other ones who participated too ^^ It was a pleasure to be in this contest (even if i had mediocre synth....)
     
  6. RED BARON

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    Nice effort :smile:

    Why? Disappointment in the results or?

    That's the wrong reason to vote for someone. Say the only reason he won was due to public votes, so if you actually prefered another and just went with group mentality then you kinda spoiled the idea of a vote. (I am going to assume you also liked his piece the most)
     
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    No, that is not the reason. I really enjoyed his/her song!
     
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    That's the thing about art, much of it is in the interpretation. It makes a lot of sense from where you're coming from, but it's no coincidence me and deep both linked it to Ennio.
    Lighten up, because you did a great job! Congrats <3

    Sweet! I'm looking forward to hearing it again when you submit it for the next contest!
     
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    congrats all



    "sounds like a bag of dicks" can I get that instead of "second place" text on the icon :c? Such a beautiful quote.

    Might try re-editing my entry with some gachi muchi stuff to see how it goes xD
     
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    Congrats to the winners! Just wondering but,1st 2nd and 3rd place are going to be used on a Hive video(different videos),or only 1st place?

    If you get that...im gonna regret my whole life not having participated in this so i could get that.
     
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    I was expecting a loss of myself, I await more contests though.

    Congrats to all participants!
     
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    Not at all. Especially given that I only spent half an hour on making the song in the first place. Just that I'm terribly inactive in the forums altogether. In fact, if not for this contest, I wouldn't have come out of the woodwork. So now, with the contest over, and especially given that I'm running into some legal issues with my songs, I may aswell just opt out all together.
     
  14. Naze

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    Hey let's get the theme discussion for the next one rolling already!

    Music Contest #9 - Theme Discussion


    It's up to the editors. And yes they won't be restricted to use the 1st place only - the songs are really good and each one has a different feeling/fits different situations for the videos.

    hahahahah
     
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    I have a sudden urge to make the icon for your second place award :grin:

    Ah good good :smile: I did assume it was the case, but needed to check it.

    That would be a shame, I have been fairly on/off inactive on Hive for years. Sometimes going into a contest, but mostly just lurking compared to my earlier activity. Instead of just cutting it out, feel free to lurk a bit more and find support. That might be more useful if RL is treating you unfairly.
     
  16. PrinceYaser

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    Your gender is unknown... :/
    Haha : D